Rules & Regulations
Films must be submitted on Region 1 DVD, media on flash or data DVD, Region 1 Blu-Ray or as an online screener for preselection. Screenplays can be submitted digitally or by regular mail. Selected films MUST provide Region 1 BluRay and/or 1920x1080 ProRes Quicktime for screening at the festival (see notes below). If you are unable or unwilling to provide your film or screenplay in the outlined formats, please do not submit.
There is no date requirement for film completion for the 2018 edition of AFF. Any films completed for submission prior close of submissions in 2017 will be accepted.
Narrative and Documentary films with U.S. distribution (obtained prior to being selected for AFF screening) or films produced, financed or initiated by a major film studio or television network are ineligible for competition, but may be considered for a special screening. Films that have screened on US network or cable television or distributed to theaters prior to the festival dates are also ineligible for competition. Selection for screening will be determined no later than six weeks prior to the festival.
Once an entry payment has been processed we cannot provide a refund.
UPON ACCEPTANCE INTO COMPETITION BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE: In one package, please send the following: • A screening copy of the film on a Region 1 Blu-Ray disc. Screening copies will not be returned. Short films selected for screening may have to provide a digital 1920x1080 Pro Res Quicktime of instead of a BluRay disc. Determination of which short films will need to provide ProRes Quicktimes are made after official selections are announced. If you cannot provide either of the above, please do not submit your film. • A self-addressed, stamped postcard for each submission if you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your entry.
Terms, Conditions & Release
You, the entrant, acknowledge and agree as follows:
You certify, by completion of this online form, that you have the legal right and authority to enter the film or screenplay (property) into The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival.
By submitting your property to Artemis Women in Action Film Festival, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to, and will abide by all the terms and conditions of submission of materials to this festival competition, which are listed in this release and on this webpage.
You certify you have read, understood, and complied with all eligibility requirements.
If the property is selected, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless AFF from any claims that arise as a result of this submission or screening of your property as well as from damage to or loss of any submitted materials en route to the festival.
Your submitted property is not subject to any claims or litigation and is not threatened by any claims or litigation.
By submitting your property, you agree the festival may use your poster art, screengrabs, trailers/trailer links, etc. for social media and marketing purposes of the festival.
By utilizing any of the submission options/platforms presented on this website you hereby declare that all the above statements are true to the best of your knowledge and belief.
Artemis Women in Action Film Festival wants YOUR films, shorts, and screenplays.
Artemis Women in Action Film Festival Qualifiers
Submit all narrative, animated, documentary films and scripts featuring women
either starring or co-starring as a physical action character or agent of social change.
We celebrate women in kick ass roles.
Films - 40 minutes or longer. Shorts - up to 40 minutes. Screenplays, 80 - 120 pages.
Key Dates & Fees
Early Deadline - 08/31/17; Features - $65.00, Shorts and Screenplays - $40.00
Regular Deadline - 09/30/17; Features - $70.00, Shorts and Screenplays - $45.00
Late Deadline - 10/31/17; Features - $80.00, Shorts and Screenplays - $55.00
Extended Deadline - 11/25/17; Features - $90.00, Shorts and Screenplays - $65.00
Notification of Acceptance - Feb 1, 2018
Exhibition Materials Deadline - Mar 1, 2018
Deadlines for student submissions will observe the calendar above. Fees are deeply discounted for students 😀
Where to Submit
Submissions are available directly through Artemis, open on FilmFreeway
and Withoutabox. Student submissions are only processed directly
through our website.